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Timmy D. James's Blog Posts Tagged 'inventory' (21)

In Video Marketing, the Car Should Be the Star

Video marketing is becoming more important as consumers increasingly choose this medium over others. That’s exactly why almost every platform has shifted to a video-centric algorithm.  

 

I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create an…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

Master Video Fundamentals Before Going Social

When I talk to dealers about video marketing, one question I get asked a lot is "What about social?"

In particular the marketing folks want to know what…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 9, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Winning the Marketing Game Is About Being Consistent

Baseball players are famous for their superstitions and rituals when performing. Some will refuse to shave. Some will wear their hat backwards. Some will wear the same pair of underwear every game. Do they know if those superstitions or rituals affected the outcome of the game? No. Does it matter? No. Why? Because the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 2, 2017 at 4:54am — No Comments

Inflatable Gorillas or Videos?

Most dealers have spent many years in the car business. They know what it takes to sell cars. They know when a customer walks onto the lot, the salesperson must give a professional presentation while being able to emotionally connect with and excite the customer into making that…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 22, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments

AutoBase Selects Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks as Video Marketing Platform for Auto Dealer Inventory Video Solutions

Urbandale, IA--December 19th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today a new partnership with AutoBase (www.autobase.com), a leading provider of inventory merchandising solutions for auto dealerships. AutoBase selected Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks video marketing platform to provide its customers with a full-service solution for implementing video marketing strategies. AutoBase…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

Kia of Puyallup Increases Website Visitors, Video Views and Sales with Flick Fusion's SmartFlicks Video Marketing Platform

Urbandale, IA--November 15th, 2016--Kia of Puyallup has increased the volume of its website visitors by 23 percent, video views by 500 percent, new car sales by six percent and used car sales by three percent since implementing a new video marketing strategy using…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 15, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Five Types of Videos You Must Have Today

Video content is now the preferred medium for consumers and statistics show that consumer Internet traffic for online video will increase by 80% by the year 2018. That’s not too far away.



And, when both are presented on the same page, consumers would rather watch a video than read text. For that simple…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Integrates with DealerHosts, Providing Auto Dealers with Real-Time Alerts for Car Shoppers' Video Viewing Behavior

CRM integration elevates video content from marketing tool to active

and actionable lead generator

Urbandale, IA--August 8th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced the integration of its SmartFlicks video marketing platform…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Introduces 360VR, Revolutionizing Online Auto Shopping with Virtual Reality Inventory Videos

Urbandale, IA--August 1st, 2016--Flick Fusion today introduced 360VR, a groundbreaking product that allows auto dealers to create and showcase virtual reality (VR) customer engagement videos on their websites, in email marketing, on social media, in mobile ads and on third-party auto shopping sites. Flick Fusion is first-to-market with a product designed exclusively for auto dealers that will revolutionize the way auto shoppers experience walk-around…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 1, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Selected as Preferred Video Marketing Provider for What’s Next Media

Urbandale, IA--July 20th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today that it has been selected by What's Next Media, a leading video content provider for auto dealerships, as their preferred Video Marketing Provider. What's Next Media will…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 20, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Flick Fusion's Tim James & Gina Reuscher Selected to Speak at Digital Dealer 21, Shining Spotlight on Video Marketing

Urbandale, IA--July 5th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced that its COO Tim James and Director of Marketing Gina Reuscher were both selected to speak at the 21st Digital Dealer Convention and Expo to be held August 8-10, 2016 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Both speaker presentations will focus on the growing…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 5, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Flick Fusion and WheelsTV Form Strategic Alliance to Offer VIN-Specific Vehicle Inventory Videos to Auto Dealers Nationwide

Urbandale, IA--March 21st, 2016--Flick Fusion and WheelsTV announced today that the two companies have formed a strategic alliance that will increase the distribution of Flick Fusion's VIN-specific vehicle inventory videos to auto dealerships nationwide. Effective immediately WheelsTV is leveraging Flick Fusion's SmartFlicksTM technology platform to expand the virtual test-drive product offerings of its…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 21, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Celebrates Production of its 10 Millionth Video, a Vehicle Inventory Video for Gibson Truck World

Urbandale, IA--March 14th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today it has recently produced its 10 Millionth vehicle inventory video.

The video originated from Gibson Truck World, the #1 used truck dealership in the world. Gibson Truck…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 14, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Flick Fusion and Automark Solutions Announce Integration of Video Marketing and Website Conversion Tools for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA--February 1st, 2016--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) today announced the integration of its award-winning Timeline Marketing tool with the suite of website conversion tools developed by Automark Solutions, an industry-leading marketing software provider. Auto and truck dealerships with website lead-generation strategies that include conversion and video…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 1, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

One Isn’t Always the Loneliest Number That You’ll Ever See

In determining the effectiveness of video marketing, perhaps the metric most used is views - How many views did this video get? In fact, in a recent study by Yahoo-owned video platform…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 27, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Why Real Video Engages Consumers

Digital Marketing plays such an important role in a business’s success today that it is easy to forget how young this medium truly is.  It has, in fact, experienced a growth explosion that is historically unparalleled.  A new innovative marketing product seems to emerge almost on a daily basis. And everyone promises that…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Live Video Walkarounds: Are they Worth the Effort?

While most forms of digital marketing offer some value to dealers, the one constant has – and always will be – the better your inventory merchandising, the higher your sales.

In the digital world, your merchandising takes place on your VDP Pages, making your VDP Pages one of (if not “the”) most valuable…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI

The question most pondered by businesses when advertising is perhaps the most important:

 

“What is my ROI?”

 

It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,

that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social media;…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Playing to Customers Emotions in Marketing Works

I have long preached the fact that including video in your marketing is an effective way to get customers emotionally connected to a specific car on your lot. This visual connection to the senses serves to enhance the appeal of a vehicle to an online shopper. If there was some technology that allowed consumers to touch, feel…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Car Shopping: The Dating Game

For many car owners, their vehicles become an extension of their lives, a partner, and something that they have a true emotional bond with. In most places, cars are necessary to life. We use them to get to work, visit friends and family and take our kids to football practice. According to…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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